divisive ADJECTIVE causing disagreement or hostility.
DERIVATIVES divisively adverb divisiveness noun.

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  • Divisively — Divisive Di*vi sive, a. [Cf. F. divisif.] 1. Indicating division or distribution. Mede. [1913 Webster] 2. Creating, or tending to create, division, separation, or difference. [1913 Webster] It [culture] is after all a dainty and divisive quality …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divisively — adverb see divisive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • divisively — See divisive. * * * …   Universalium

  • divisively — adverb In a divisive manner …   Wiktionary

  • divisively — adv. in a manner which creates discord or disunity; through division …   English contemporary dictionary

  • divisively — di·vi·sive·ly …   English syllables

  • divisively — adverb see divisive …   Useful english dictionary

  • divisive — divisively, adv. divisiveness, n. /di vuy siv/, adj. 1. forming or expressing division or distribution. 2. creating dissension or discord. [1590 1600; < LL divisivus, equiv. to L divis(us) (see DIVISIBLE) + ivus IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • divisive — adjective Date: 1642 creating disunity or dissension < a divisive issue > • divisively adverb • divisiveness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • United States presidential election in Alabama, 2004 — Alabama trended sharply toward George W. Bush in 2004. In 2000, it voted for him 56% 41% by fifteen points; this year it voted for him by 25 points. Alabama was divisively polarized between the races: According to CNN s exit polls, Alabama Whites …   Wikipedia

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